Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats
NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »
Amphibian and Reptile Species List
Below is a list of amphibians and reptiles that have been seen in the park.
Northwestern salamander, Ambystoma gracile
Long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum
Olympic torrent salamander, Rhyacotriton olympicus** Endemic
Cope's giant salamander, Dicamptodon copei
Rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa
Oregon ensatina, Ensatina eschscholtzi
Western red backed salamander, Plethodon vehiculum
Van Dyke’s salamander, Phethdon vandykei
Western toad, Bufo boreas
Tailed frog, Ascaphus truei
Red-legged frog, Rana aurora
Pacific tree frog, Pseudacris regilla
Cascades frog, Rana cascadae
Northern alligator lizard, Elgaria coerulea
Rubber boa, Charina bottae
Common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis
Northwestern garter snake, Thamnophis ordinoides
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.